Dear Chruch Family,
On Sunday, Pastor Lynne shared Psalm 139:1-6 and Psalm 139:13-18, two passages that speak to the very core of our existence and the intimate knowledge that God has of each one of us.
Psalm 139:1-6 (NIV): 1 O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue, you, Lord, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Psalm 139:13-18 (NIV): 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.
God's Intimate Knowledge
These verses resonate deeply with the idea that God knows us intricately, down to the smallest detail. He understands the workings of our minds, our daily routines, and even our unspoken thoughts. The Psalmist marvels at the knowledge of God, recognizing it as something too wonderful and lofty for human comprehension.
But it doesn't stop there. These verses also emphasize God's role as our Creator. He formed us in our mother's womb, meticulously crafting our inmost being. The imagery of being knit together illustrates the care and intentionality with which God designed each of us.
Reflecting on God's Love
As we ponder these verses, let's consider a few questions for deeper reflection:
How does the idea that God knows us intimately, even our unspoken thoughts, make you feel? Does it bring comfort, awe, or conviction?
In what ways can recognizing that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" impact the way we view ourselves and others? How does this truth challenge societal standards of beauty and worth?
Think about a moment when you've felt God's presence in a deeply personal way. How did that experience shape your understanding of God's knowledge and love for you?
The Psalmist speaks of God's thoughts being too numerous to count. How does this infinite knowledge of God affect your perspective on His plans for your life?
Consider these passages and reflect on the incredible love and knowledge our Creator has for each one of us. May these verses serve as a reminder that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, intricately known by our Heavenly Father, and deeply loved beyond measure.